The recently ended state legislative session was generally not a good one for business. Years of bottled up labor, social and environmental agendas took center stage with an avalanche of new laws, regulations and costs falling on business.
But, in a session with low expectations for transportation funding, we secured $300 million.
It’s important to note that leaders still have not provided a long-term funding source for transportation. But for at least another year, there is some money g...
State Senate Bill 19-188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance program (FAMLI), was defeated for this year. After running into a massive buzz saw of opposition from the business community in Colorado, sponsors did a ‘strike below’ to eliminate the original language of the bill and replaced it with a study on paid family leave.
The FAMLI act would have created a mandatory program to provide a partial wage replacement of up to $1,000 weekly to eligible individuals who take leave from work...
As I write this on Tuesday afternoon, a bill is being discussed in a state legislative committee that would add a major new mandate on employers and employees.
Senate Bill 188, known as the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program or FAMLI. SB 188, would create a government-run employee leave program funded with a payroll tax on Colorado employers and employees. While paid leave is a desirable benefit, we do not support mandating an inflexible one-size-fits-all on Colorado employers.